about Sun Yat-Sen University Press
Founded in 1983, Sun Yat-Sen University Press is one of the earliest university publishers in Chinese inland. Our organize is Sun Yat-Sen University. We operate under the supervision of Science and Technology Department, the Ministry of Education. And we follow the guidelines of Guangdong Press and Publication Bureau. We are an organization under the administration of Sun Yat-Sen University. The ownership of us belongs to Guangzhou Sun Yat-Sen University Holdings Co., Ltd., which stands for Sun Yatsen University, and takes the responsibility of our assets' operation.
We have six divisions, including Administrative Personnel Department (i.e. former Executive Office), Financial Department, Edit Center, Marketing Center, Resource Center, and Printing Center. Edit Center is consisted of Science and Engineer Department, Foreign Language Department, Humanity Department, Social Science Department, Medicine Department, Education Department, External Integration Department. Marketing Center comprises Texbook Promotion Department, Distribution Administration Department, Project Administration Department, E-commerce Department, Warehousing and Logistics Department. Resource Center includes Business Development Department, Project Administration Department, and Digital Publication Department. Printing Center has Printing House, Publishing Department, and Design Department. In addition, Audio-visual Publishing House of Sun Yat-Sen Universit is our wholly-owned company which is authorized to manage the Contemporary Computing Magazine. We have 78 employees, among which, 8 people , or 10.67% of all, are at least authorized the title of Secondary Senior Officer; 26 people, or 34.67% of all, are authorized the title of Intermediate Officer; 13 people, or 17.33% of all, are authorized the title of Junior Officer. Of all our employees, there are 16 people, or 20.51%, who are postgraduates. And employees with bachelor degree account for 42.31%, or 33. 21.79% of the employees, or 17 people, have junior college degree, while 15.38% of the employees, or 12 people, have not exceeded a high-school education. based on the educational background structure and job title structure, we can say that we have a team of high-quality editorial and publishing people.
Ever since the establishment, we have issued almost 500 kinds of books per year, including reprinting books. Textbooks, reference books, academic monographs and essays account for 70% of the issues, reflecting our purpose of operation. What's more, academic monographs and essays of high quality account for 30% of the issues, outstanding among the university publishers across China inland, much higher than the average level of 16%. That's why we enjoy high-level brand image.
We have implemented the principle of "managing public institution as enterprises do" since 1990. In 2007, we became one of the first university publishers to conduct reform pilot. Following the Law of Corporation, we had a good opportunity for further development.
"Pragmatic, progressive, robust and harmonious" is our moral guideline, which also reflects our business philosophy, management style, value orientation, behavior norms, work pattern, and spiritual outlook. Despite the undesirable situation of the publishing industry in recent years, with our efforts, business goals, and concept of enterprise culture, our economic indicators have shown steady growth. We have attained outstanding achievements in digital publishing. We have realized simultaneous publishing of both e-books and paper books since 2006. The total sales revenue of e-books in 2007 successfully rank the first in Guangdong Province, winning the award of "National Pioneer in E-publishing" in the same year. In December 2012, we got the internet publishing license, and began to undertake comprehensive digital publishing business.
We will seize the opportunity of reform, make further progress in resource integration, expand operation limits, and eventually achieve better development.